They Paved Over the Boom Boom Room, Put Up a Parking Lot
|Photo by Janine Kahn|
|Saying goodbye to the Boom--through tears and wet undies.|
As the Los Angeles Times' O.C. Now reports, commissioners warmly received plans for 1920s-themed flag poles and awnings at the hotel--which may include retail space and a restaurant/wine bar. The location of an interpretive center dedicated to the Coast Inn's gay past is still to be determined, however.
Architect Morris Skenderian "proposed that an historic exhibit about the Coast Inn and its importance in Laguna Beach be placed either in the hotel lobby or in the restaurant/bar area; that it be prepared by an approved historic consultant and 'subject to the approval' of the property owner, former AIG executive Steven Udvar-Hazy," O.C. Now reports.
Udvar-Hazy, one of the world's wealthiest men, has been pressured for several years to donate the property to the city as a gay community center.
|Gallant fighters in Saving the Boom.|